Map Viewer is an application for working
with maps of an environment, primarily for use with robotics
research. Map Viewer runs on M$ Windows (and will run on some
versions of WINE on Linux), and can edit maps from
most of the major robot simulators including:
It works with both bitmap-like grid maps and vector maps, the two most common map types used in robotic simulators. Map Viewer can also import and export image types Jpeg, Bmp and Pnm files, converting them into an occupancy grid map.
Other features of Map Viewer include:
MapViewer is free to download and use, though if you feel an urge to fire off a big congratulatory email, feel free to do so.
To download MapViewer 2.3 click HERE. This release is based on
complete rewrite of the base code. This was necessary in order to
separate the code out into a separate library for the MapManager
open source project. As such, there may still be some bugs that
are not present in version 2.2. In addition to the features in
version 2.2, this release can generate Delaunay triagulations of a set
of points. Last updated July 14th 2005. NOTE
THAT MAPVIEWER 2.3 HAS A BUG WITH PLAYER/STAGE MAPS, SO USE VERSION 2.2
UNTIL THIS IS FIXED.
To download a zip file containing example maps in Mapviewer, Carmen and Saphira format, click HERE.
|Randomly Generated Maps
Room Area (Metres sq)
The help page is available HERE
in Adobe PDF, or HERE in
Microsoft Word, or HERE
There are a set of tutorials on the use of MapViewer located HERE. Tutorial 4 contains much new sample data for building grid maps from sonar data.